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Varese Sarabande is honored to announce the release of the Life of the Party - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
digitally and on CD on May 11, 2018. The album is a party-filled compilation of songs by artists including Meghan Trainor, Evie Sands, Cyndi Lauper, The Sugarhill Gang
and Chick Norris with original music by Composer Fil Eisler (EMPIRE, THE TITAN).
Composer Fil Eisler and Director/Writer Ben Falcone where in agreement about the direction of the score from the beginning. "The conversations with Ben were always about story and character and about the mother daughter relationship between Melissa McCarthy's character and Molly
Gordon," Eisler explained. "There is this woman who had been secure in her life for twenty something years suddenly being thrown out into a whole new world that she knew very little about. She feels vulnerable and naive in some ways but strong at the same time. We didn't approach it from a comedic perspective at all."
New Line Cinema's comedy Life of the Party stars Melissa McCarthy under the direction of Ben Falcone. When her husband suddenly dumps her, longtime dedicated housewife Deanna (McCarthy) turns regret into re-set by going back to college…landing in the same class and school as her daughter, who's not entirely sold on the idea. Plunging headlong into the campus experience, the increasingly outspoken Deanna—now Dee Rock—embraces freedom, fun and frat boys on her own terms, finding her true self in a senior year no one ever expected
"The main theme, the 'mother and daughter' theme was basically the springboard for the whole score," said Eisler. "It appears a few times but almost always in some new guise depending on the scene. It was really nice because there's a hint of emotion in it, almost melancholy but a sort of resolve as well. It worked really well in the emotional scenes without pouring it on, and speeding it up turned it into this very upbeat triumphant cue when Melissa's character is first starting to find her footing in college."
Fil Eisler is one of today's busiest and most diverse composers, with projects that range from big studio action pieces and comedies, to gritty independent films and hit television shows. Eisler recently scored Sony's action thriller Proud Mary starring Taraji P. Henson, AMC's new comedy series, Dietland, starring Joy Nash and Julianna Margulies, and the Netflix sci-fi thriller The Titan, starring Sam Worthington
Eisler's inventive scores and signature themes enliven some of TV's most popular series and notable films. He composes for Fox's Golden Globe-nominated drama series Empire, where his tension filled orchestral cues provide a powerful contrast to the show's hip-hop soundtrack, as well as Lifetime's Peabody-winning series UnReaL, Bravo's hit comedy drama series Girlfriends' Guide To Divorce, and Showtime's Emmy-winning Shameless. Eisler was also both the composer and conductor for ABC's breakout hit drama Revenge. In addition, In 2017 Eisler completed the scores for Netflix's drama To The Bone starring Lily Collins and Warner Bros.' hilarious film reboot of the fan-favorite series, CHIPS, starring Dax Shepard, Michael Peña and Kristen Bell.
Girls Just Want To Have Fun - Cyndi Lauper
First Day Of School
Oblivion - Five Knives
Apache (Jump on It) - The Sugarhill Gang
Stick Up - Chick Norris
The Mystery Guest
Woman Up - Meghan Trainor
Workin on My Tan B*tch - Blind Scuba Divers
Haircut For Jennifer
You've Got Me Up Tight - Evie Sands
Show Of Support
Happy Deanna Theme Sketch
Mother Daughter V1 Theme Sketch
Mother Daughter v2 Theme Sketch
Warner Brothers & New Line Pictures
presents Life of the Party in theaters May 11, 2018. Varèse Sarabande is honored to announce the release of Life of the Party - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
digitally and on CD on May 11, 2018.